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Apply for Palm Beach County food assistance

$5 million allocated to help struggling families
Posted at 10:09 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 04:44:31-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — Palm Beach County is providing assistance to residents needing help to put food on the table during the pandemic.

New numbers obtained by Contact 5 from county officials show 1,206 pre-paid debit cards have been processed, totaling $782,400 in assistance.

According to the county, one card can be given per household. One to two-member households will receive $400. Three to four-member households will receive $800.

Households of five or more people will receive $1,000.

Applicants must present evidence their household was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must provide proof of income, such as last pay stub or last filed tax return, valid government-issued ID, and Social Security card.

Clients who received assistance for rental and utility services thru COVID Cares program may apply for the food assistance without uploading additional documentation.

The county has allocated $5 million from the Cares Act for the program.

To apply for food assistance, click here.

For more information, contact CSD's Contact Centre at 561-355-4792.